The quaint town of La Conner, established in 1867, is located on the western side of Skagit County along the shoreline of the Swinomish Channel. La Conner features many small business including restaurants, art galleries, antique shops and museums along 1st street. In mid spring La Conner host the majority of annual events around the Tulip Festival, where many thousands of road warriors head to the Skagit Valley to view hundreds of acres of blooming tulip fields.
The narrow streets and lack of parking make it more difficult to visit when any festival is going on. Aside from the major events La Conner is a popular destination for its selection of arts & crafts and seafood.
Looking south of town you can see a red deck arched bridge spanning the Swinomish Channel.
La Conner's red-arched "Rainbow Bridge" built in 1957 connects La Conner to Fidalgo Island. Crossing over the Rainbow Bridge along Pioneer Parkway will take you north to Anacortes, WA